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Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)

VW, Audi, Porsche reportedly racing for resources in boardroom battle royale

Now that Audi and Porsche won't be fighting for LeMans titles, the brands have taken their epic battle to the boardroom to compete for dwindling research and program cash, according to a Reuters report. According to sources within the Volkswagen Group's C-suite, the brands are each vying for a... read more

November 28, 2016 by
 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW to build e-Golf at Transparent Factory

Volkswagen’s famous Transparent Factory in the German city of Dresden will soon be churning out cars again. The plant, which features glass walls and an open-plan... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1

McLaren confirms talks with Apple took place

A lot has been going on behind the scenes at McLaren and slowly details of the dealings are starting to emerge. In September, the Financial Times reported that Apple... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen plant

VW Group to reduce workforce by 30,000

Volkswagen on Friday announced plans to significantly reduce its workforce over the coming years as it deals with its costly diesel emissions scandal and push into electric... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
SolarCity roof tile-replacing solar panels

Shareholders approve Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity

Shareholders have approved Tesla’s [NSDQ:TSLA] acquisition of solar installation company SolarCity, a deal that’s expected to be completed within days... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
Ron Dennis

In spat with shareholders, Ron Dennis loses head role at McLaren

The rumors that emerged in October suggesting Ron Dennis was about to leave McLaren after 36 years have proven true. The 69-year-old, Chairman, CEO and founder of the McLaren... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
Harman and Samsung

Samsung to buy Harman in $8B deal

Samsung is making a major push into the in-car electronics game with the acquisition of Harman [NYSE:HAR] in a deal worth $8 billion. The Korean electronics giant will pay... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi Allroad

VW admits Audi transmission distorts emissions during tests

On November 6, German media first reported that certain automatic transmissions used in gasoline- and diesel-powered Audi cars had software that could determine whether the... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

Tesla confirms European Gigafactory

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Tuesday that the company’s next major plant, referred to as a Gigafactory, will be located in Europe. Musk made the... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla buys German automation systems firm

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] on Tuesday announced it has entered an agreement to buy privately-owned Grohmann Engineering. Upon completion of the deal, estimated to be in early 2017... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Jia Yueting

Faraday Future’s Chinese backer admits to cash crunch

Chinese tech giant LeEco, the backer of American electric car startup Faraday Future, is running low on cash, its CEO and founder Jia Yueting has revealed. In a letter to... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV launch at EVS-26, Los Angeles, April 2012

Report: Toyota to start volume production of EVs by 2020

After its success with hybrid technology, the logical assumption was that Toyota would jump in with both feet into development of pure electric cars. At first it seemed that... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
Apollo Arrow, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Apollo and Roland Gumpert part ways

Apollo Automobil, the Chinese-backed, Italian-based supercar company born out of the remains of Germany’s Gumpert, announced on Friday it has cut ties with Roland... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi RS 5 Coupe Sport

Report: New defeat device discovered in Audi transmission

If a report from Bild am Sonntag is to be believed, the Volkswagen Group is about to be rocked by another emissions cheating scandal. The German publication (via Reuters) on... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Cadillac CT6

CT6 sighting in Melbourne suggests Cadillac set for Australian launch

Prior to the global financial crisis late last decade, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] was ready to launch Cadillac in Australia. However, the crisis, and GM’s ensuing... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
Maven

Uber drivers can earn cash without owning a car in new trial

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] is teaming up with an unlikely partner to trial a new mobility service in San Francisco. The 90-day trial will provide Uber drivers with the... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
 

 
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